Teresa Davis - Davis Studio Executive Director,
Teresa has worked for more than thirty years with students of all ages supporting creativity through the visual and theater arts. She has several years’ of experience as an elementary classroom teacher (2nd & 3rd grade) and an art instructor for children, teens and adults. Teresa was also a preschool director and teacher in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has traveled extensively and spent a year teaching children in Amman, Jordan. Teresa founded Davis Studio in 2003 which has grown from just one small studio space offering a couple of classes a week to a thriving arts-center based around creativity, education and community. She holds the vision for Davis Studio’s art and education programs including, Art & Academic Enrichment, Davis Studio Preschool and Davis Studio Community School. Nothing gives Teresa more joy than supporting the growth and creative energy of all of our amazing students.
Lauren Fodeman, K, 1, 2, Lead Teacher,
Lauren loves working with students by fostering their creative learning and supporting their independence. She graduated from the University of Vermont in 2015 with a teaching degree and license in Early Childhood Education. After graduating, Lauren spent a year teaching in a preschool classroom. She then embarked on her journey of working with elementary school aged children. She taught Kindergarten for two years at the Renaissance School. She also worked as a fourth grade team para-educator at Shelburne Community School. Lauren believes that every child should be seen as an individual learner with their own strengths, abilities and interests. She enjoys creating a supportive classroom atmosphere where each student can grow and thrive.
Marcela Bronk, Spanish,
Marcela was born and raised in Colombia and has taught Spanish for elementary, middle school and high school level students. She is currently working on pursuing her teacher’s licensure for K-12 with a Spanish endorsement. She has also volunteered in our community through programs like Hands on Nature, Destination Imagination, Emergent Readers and as a Recreational Soccer Coach. She completed her undergraduate and post-graduate studies in Industrial Engineering at Purdue University and worked at IBM for seven years. She enjoys traveling and staying active with her family, experimenting with photography and graphic design and if time allows, learning a new craft. She is very excited to teach at Davis Community School and see her students grow with the language while also celebrating the many origins of Spanish culture.
Catherine Domareki, French,
Catherine is excited to be a part of the new Davis Community School, which daughters Clementine and Anya attend. She grew up in Maine, and has lived in Los Angeles, New York, and Italy. Catherine has taught French, Latin, English, and History at independent high schools for over 15 years, and currently teaches English and History to homeschooling students for Oak Meadow. She enjoys teaching French to her young students especially when focusing on playing, singing and the joy of speaking such a beautiful language.
Renée Compagna, Art,
Renée, a native Vermonter, received her BA in History from Johnson State College. As a life-long lover of museums and the arts, Renee has spent nearly two decades as an educator; with a focus on art-making and program development for youth and families. Renée believes that the arts and PLAY are essential to all and loves sharing those ideas with others. In addition to her love of art, Renée is an accomplished photographer and loves travel, organizing, technology and experiencing her next adventure. She knows a little bit about a lot of different things which is why you will see her tackling a variety of tasks at Davis Studio.
Randal Pierce, Music,
Randal studied music at Oberlin College and McGill University where he holds a degree in piano performance. He has performed on piano and accordion with professional symphony orchestras, major international theater companies, chamber groups, and touring jazz ensembles. As a music educator and theater director, he has worked for the Flynn, Vermont Stage Company, St. Michael’s Playhouse, Lost Nation Theater and the University of Vermont. Randal currently teaches piano at his private studio and is happy to be part of the Davis Community School.
Alane McNamara - Davis Studio Office Manager
After 20 years of helping people improve their vision, Alane has found something worth her focus. An adventure to feed the creative soul brought Alane to a Fused Glass class at Davis Studio. The environment and creative energy made her stick around. She brings many years of experience in organizing and planning systems to keep an office running smoothly. She fields calls, emails, and registrations and works with billing and receipt of payment. She feeds her creative side too, embracing the arts as a student herself. This has renewed her love of learning and passion for creating. Alane enjoys watching each of our students be celebrated and given the power to unwrap the creative gifts they have within.